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With the holiday season upon us and the New Year fast approaching, we explore five trends that will be popular with retirement plan sponsors in 2018.Read more
Managed accounts offer retirement plan participants a personalized investment strategy based on their own individual situation. However, as plan sponsors review the benefits of adding managed accounts to their retirement plans, there are ever-present fiduciary considerations which must be addressed.Read more
Wellness in the workplace is an important topic for employees and employers alike. As employer awareness of the benefits associated with a healthy employee population rises, so too does the focus on programs and initiatives to support employees.Read more
With all of the attention paid to retirement plan fees and the associated lawsuits, plan sponsors and their retirement plan committees tend to be very focused on ensuring that plan investments provide consistent long-term performance, are competitively priced, and offer good diversification. T…Read more
With retirement plan fees serving as the centerpiece of fiduciary breach lawsuits, it's no wonder that this is the leading topic of interest with retirement plan fiduciaries.Read more
Plan sponsors with smaller retirement plan assets often share a similar concern: how can they enhance their retirement plan with a lack of purchasing power? However, we examine how one smaller plan overcame their small plan hurdles to achieve the outstanding outcomes of plans many times their size.Read more
Since late 2014, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) has been proposing updating the mortality tables used to determine the funding target liability for defined benefit (DB) plans under §430 of the code, with the mortality tables that were published by the Retirement Plans Experience Committee of the Soc…Read more
Jeff Snyder discusses attempts to cut pension plan costs including CalPERS’ decision to move up to $30 billion to in-house managers on Bloomberg TV.Read more
In this article, we will take a closer look at the proposed 457(f) and 409(A) regulations and their impact on deferred compensation plansRead more
Transitioning from a Defined Benefit to a Defined Contribution Program | Part IV: Enhanced Benefit Testing and Other Considerations
After numerous discussions and modeling of the alternatives, sponsors may still be left with a formula that leaves a lot to be desired. While the projected costs fall within budget, the numbers may also highlight the fact that many employees will be hurt by the changeover. Many sponsors …Read more